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8 Inviting Door Mats That Will Jazz Up Your Entryway

Wipe off shoes and dress up the entryway with one of these front door mat ideas.

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Practical and Stylish Welcome Mat Ideas

A door mat is a practical piece of outdoor décor. It wipes muddy shoes and keeps freshly mopped floors sparkling. But that doesn’t mean it has to be ugly. These friendly door mat ideas dress up your front door and welcome guests, all while stopping dirt in its tracks.

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Simple Door Mat

This round door mat is low profile but not plain. It has a gorgeous flower design with a neutral color scheme that lets it blend in with any entryway décor. It comes in brown, gray and gold. The grooves in the pattern are ideal for scraping boots.

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Best Door Mat for Book and Movie Buffs

Novelty welcome mats like this Lord of the Rings door mat add character to your entryway. “Speak friend and enter” is a fitting quote for a welcome mat, and it’s the perfect gift for film and literature fans. Although there are more humorous door mat quotes as well.

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Best Summer Welcome Mat

This fruity door mat screams summer. It comes in lemon, lime and watermelon designs. It’s made of strong and durable coir, which is an all-natural material that comes from coconut husks.

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Cheerful Door Mat

Say “hello” to your guests with this peppy door mat. It comes in 11 colors. Some are cheerful like the yellow one shown above, while others are more toned down. You’ll find one to match any front door color. It only comes in one size but can be layered over a larger outdoor rug with a modern print.

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Rustic Door Mat

Sunflowers make charming home décor, whether they’re in a vase or on a welcome mat. This sunflower door mat has a rustic touch. It looks at home with other cozy décor and is especially trendy in the fall. An autumn mixed pot would match this door mat nicely.

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Welcome Mat for Plant Lovers

Foliage is everywhere these days, with botanical wall stencils, live houseplants and even this plant-themed door mat. It adds a little green to your front door, even if you have a brown thumb. The top edge has a wavy cut to accentuate the potted plants.

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Door Mat for Pet Owners

Here’s a door mat for animal lovers. The witty phrase is sure to make your guests smile. The pet-themed welcome mat is made of natural coconut coir with an anti-slip PVC back. While a door mat will keep human feet clean, a dog wash station might come in handy for real paws.

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Heavy-Duty Shoe Scraper Mat

For those who live in wet climates or often work in the mud, a door mat designed for scraping is in order. This heavy-duty rubber door mat can handle the dirtiest shoes. It’s suitable for all weather and can be easily cleaned with a garden hose.

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Mikayla Borchert
Mikayla is an assistant editor for Family Handyman, specializing in indoor and outdoor gardening, organization and décor. She has one cat and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, she likes running, skiing, hiking and tending her balcony garden.